Mind and Body Essentials
My journey into more natural therapies began in 2005 when I was diagnosed with MS. I looked into many ‘therapies’ but then came to the realisation that my body was calling out for attention. So I stopped filling it with rubbish and reduced my exposure to chemicals. Along there way this has brought me to a greater understanding of the effect of toxins on a wide variety of issues including hormonal health, physical and mental health.
Essential oils have become a huge part of mine and my families life and hold great benefits. Ive always liked the smell of some products. but never until I began to understand the function of the mind and brain. For example how small can evoke emotion fro a time long since forgotten, or how some days a certain smell evokes happiness and sometimes the opposite, (particularly at different times of the month!).
Volatile aromatic compounds (small organic molecules that change state quickly) are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants, giving them their distinctive smells as well as providing protection and helping with pollination. Eessential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
When you first open a bottle of essential oil, you instantly notice that the aroma is potent and you can smell it typically even from some distance. The physical and chemical properties of the volatile aromatic compounds that compose essential oils allow them to quickly move through the air and directly interact with the olfactory sensors in the nose, (and here the brain interacts).
The type of volatile aromatic compounds present in an essential oil determines both the oil’s aroma and
the benefits it offers. Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.
I work as a reflexologist, mindfulness practitioner and teacher, and am training to be a hypnotherapist and a apply a mind and body coaching approach in all treatments. I am not an aromatherapist and therefore do not prescribe, but I do use pre blended formulas from doTERRA, following their guidelines.
doTERRA oils are incredible and their model of sales was planned to enable distributors to work with customers as opposed to mass marketing. This more individual approach allows individuals to experience for themselves the incredible power of essential oils while also developing relationships of trust.
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If you would like to know more about my own experience with these products and how you could use them for yourself or your family, please get in touch